Collection Management Basics

ISBN-10: 159884864X

ISBN-13: 9781598848649

Edition: 6th 2012

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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 343
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870

MARGARET ZARNOSKY SAPONARO

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Longevity of Libraries
Is Reading Dying or Already Dead?
Libraries' Societal Value Beyond Preserving Information
Content vs. the Package
Libraries' Bright Future
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
From Selection to Collection Management
Concepts and Terms
Collection Management and Library Types
Institutional Libraries
Public Libraries
School Libraries
Standards and Guidelines
Taking on Collection Management Responsibilities
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Assessing User Needs
Concepts and Terms
Why Spend the Time and Effort on Service Community Studies?
Practical Aspects
Common Types of Data Collected
Data Collecting and Analysis Techniques
Key Informants-Gatekeepers
Focus Groups and Community Forums
Social Indicators
Field Surveys
Academic Libraries
Public Libraries
School Library Media Centers
Special Libraries/Information Centers
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Selected Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
Selecting Materials
Selection Starting Point: The Collection Management Policy and Its Value
Engaging in Selection Activities
Institutional Setting and User Interests
Resources to Consult
What Is in the Collection, What Is Lacking
Language
Assessing Quality
Reviews
Other Quality Factors
Cost Issues
Variations in Selection by Library Type
Academic Libraries-Community Colleges
College Libraries
University Libraries
Public Libraries
School Library Media Centers
Special Libraries
Closing Thoughts on Selection-Quality or Demand
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Acquiring Materials
Acquiring Collection Materials
Acquisition Methods
Selecting the Vendor
What the Firm Stocks
Vendor Technological Capabilities
Speed of Delivery
Financial Considerations
Additional Vendor Services
Customer Service Considerations
Vendor Evaluation
Retail Outlets
Out-of-Print and Antiquarian Dealers
Fiscal Management
Estimating Costs
Allocating Funds
Financial Records
Encumbering
Stewardship
Audits
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Selected Websites of Note
Suggested Readings
Assessing Collections and the Library
Collection Assessment Methodologies
Collection-Centered Methods
List Checking
Expert Opinion (Impressionistic Assessment)
Comparative Use Statistics
Using Collection Standards as an Assessment Method
Use-Centered Methods
Circulation Studies
Customer Perceptions
Use of ILL Statistics
Bibliometric Studies
Deselection-Weeding
Deselection Variations
Public Libraries
School Library Media Centers
Special Libraries
Academic Libraries
Barriers to Deselection
Deselection Criteria
Storage
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consortia Issues
Background
Sharing Collection Items
Shared Collection Building
Sharing Collection Storage
Reasons for Engaging in Joint Ventures
Collaboration on the Personal Level
Making Collaborative Projects Work
Group Decision Making
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Print, Media, and Related Issues
Producers of Library Collection Resources
Types of Producers
Serial Producers
What Is a Serial?
Serials Selection Issues and Models
Identifying Serials
Media Formats
Media Issues
Video Formats
Other Image Formats
Maps
Audio Recordings
Games
Government Documents Information
Acquiring Government Information
Federal Depository Library Program
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
E-Resources and Technology Issues
Differences Between Traditional and E-Resources
Selection Issues
Content
Limitations
Cost
People Issues
Technical Issues
Assessment Options
Cancellation or Loss of Service
E-Formats
E-Books
E-Readers
Google Books Project
Alternatives to Google Books Project
Serials
Online Music/Audio
Video
Web Resources
Institutional Repositories (IR)
Managing Electronic Resources
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Preservation Issues
Libraries and Cultural Patrimony
Preserving the Investment in the Collection
Proper Handling
Environmental Control
Security
Disaster Preparedness
Digital Preservation
Conservation
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Selected Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
Legal Issues
Gifts and the IRS
Inventory Control
Lending Rights and the First Sale Doctrine
Copyright Laws and Libraries
Libraries and the Law
Fair Use and Copying
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
DMCA and Technology Issues
Enforcement
Contractual Compliance
Disappearance of Material
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Licenses and Contracts
The Art of Negotiation
Points to Keep in Mind
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Access, Ethics, and Intellectual Freedom
Libraries, the First Amendment, and Intellectual Freedom
Ethics, Personal Beliefs, Biases, and Collection Management
Privacy
Access-Filtering
Bibliotherapy-Readers Advisory Activities
Points to Keep in Mind
A Closing Thought
Works Cited
Suggested Readings
Index
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